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Battle Stadium - Will There Be Ranked Battle?

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Read about the Battle Stadium and the Ranked (Rating) Battles in Pokemon Sword and Shield (SWSH)! Including info on Ranked & Casual Battles, Online Competitions, Rental Teams!

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What is Battle Stadium?

Online Battle With Rivals All Over The World

Online Battle Dyamax Pokemon

In the Battle Stadium, you can battle with trainers all around the globe and become No.1 in the world. You will need a Nintendo Switch Online Account (Paid) to use this feature.

Check Out Nintendo Switch Online Here!

3 Types Of Battles: Ranked, Casual, & Online Competition

There are 3 types of battles in Battle Stadium - Ranked Battles, Casual Battles, and Online Competitions. More information about these modes will be discussed below.

All Of The Pokemon Will Be Lv. 50


All of you and your opponent's pokemon will automatically become Level 50. Pokemon will not evolve due to this level change.

You Can Use Dynamax In Battle Stadium


In the battle stadium, you can use Dynamax once. Think carefully on when to use because it will only last 3 turns.

What Are Dynamax And Gigantamax?

Ranked Battles

Raise Your Tier By Winning Battles

Ranks in Ranked Battle

Your objective is to become most powerful trainer in the world. There are 5 tiers in Ranked battle and you will be matched with trainers of a similar rank.

Losing The Battle Will Not Affect Your Rank

By winning the ranked battle, you get some points. When you lose the battle, you will lose some points. When you surpass certain amount of points, your rank goes up. Note that your rank will not go down by losing the battle.

All Players' Rank Go Down After Season Ends

Rank battle will happen during certain period of time and it's called the season. When season ends, all the player's rank will go down.

Ranked Battle Rules

There are several limitation in ranked battle. Please see the list below.

  • You need to form a team with 6 different pokemon
  • You cannot let your pokemon hold same item
  • You can't use special pokemon such as legendary pokemon

Casual Battles

No Rank Change In Casual Battles

Battle Scene

In Casual Battles, your rank won't change whether you win or lose. There is also no limit to which Pokemon you can use, since Ranked Battle limits the usage of certain legendary and Mythical Pokemon. You can also rent other player's team if you have Team ID.

Online Competitions

Two Categories: Official & Friendly

Online Competitions are tournaments held either officially, or by other players. Aim to be the very best and take on this challenge with your Pokemon!

Official Competitions

Official Competitions are held by Nintendo. By becoming one of the top players in certain competitions, you will have a chance to participate in the Pokemon Sword and Shield World Championships!

First Official Competition Coming Soon!

First official competition is happening in December 6th. Read the guide below to learn how to make the strongest pokemon with breeding!

Perfect Breeding Guide - Competitive Breeding & Training

Competition Details

NameGalar Beginnings
Sign Up PeriodNovember 15th to December 5
Competition PeriodFriday, Dec 6th 00:00 UTC
Sunday, Dec 8th 23:59 UTC
Battle FormatSingle Battle
Notes Nintendo Switch Online Paid Subscription Required
>> How To Sign Up For Nintendo Switch Online
URL>> Click Here for Official Tournament Page

Friendly Competitions

Friendly Competitions

You can also host your own competition or join competitions your friends host. Set your own regulations and enjoy battling among friends!

Rental Teams


You may borrow Pokemon to use in battle by inputting an ID available online. You can also use Rental Teams in Ranked Battles as well.

Check All Pokemon Exist In Galar From Here

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